Review: Don’t… (Don’t… #1) by Jack L. Pyke #MM #DarkErotica #BDSM

TITLE: Don’t… Don't... (Don't..., #1)

SERIES:  Don’t… #1

AUTHOR:  Jack L. Pyke

PUBLISHER: Fantastic Fiction Publishing

LENGTH: 354 Pages

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“Don’t… open me.”

Three simple words that tease Jack, taking him places from his dark past. For Jack, BDSM is a way to resist his worst impulses. Yet, the stranger calling himself The Unknown seeks to use that to seduce him.

As Jack slips further down into the abyss, two men hold the power to save him. Will it be Gray, the Master who knows Jack’s every secret? Or Jan, the first man to give Jack a reason to hope? With deadly ghosts coming out to play, Jack may lose everything, even his life.

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REVIEW:

I’ve had this book on my TBR list for quite some time, so I’m glad to finally have a chance to read it. Don’t… begins when Jack, a mechanic/martial arts instructor, who is a sub in a very exclusive group meets the beautiful and alluring Jan. Jack and Jan hit it off right away, but at the same time, Jack has a stalker messing with him. Jack is soon forced to reveal his BDSM lifestyle to Jan, including introducing Jan to his dom, Gray. Before either of them know what hit them, Jan gets thrown into Jack and Gray’s world. Jan is new to BDSM, but he’s willing to try for Jack. However, nothing is easy for them, and while things go downhill for the three men, an unknown danger lurks around the corner.

This book was extremely hot with some scary scenes mixed in. Jack’s toying with a stalker fantasy had a lot of potential to go wrong, and even though it was a fantasy, the group’s need for so much security was a testament to just how dangerous their games could be. Though a lot of the book revolved around a BDSM relationship, that bit of playing with dangerous concepts and the unknown actors kept me on edge. In addition to the suspense, I loved the switching and how Jan tried so hard to be what he thought Jack needed him to be. There was definitely a lot going on, but it all came together so nicely in the end. I look forward to reading more in this series. I recommend Don’t… to anyone who loves m/m dark erotica and dark BDSM.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

BDSM, Cutting, Dub-con, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, stalker, Underage (off page)

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon | ARe | ForbiddenFiction

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Spotlight: Mute Witness by Rick R. Reed #MM

TITLE:   Mute WitnessMute Witness

AUTHOR:   Rick R. Reed

PUBLISHER:   DSP Publications

LENGTH:    290 Pages

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2nd Edition

The abuse of a little boy turns a community against a loving gay couple, and nobody comes out of it unscathed.

Sean and Austin have the perfect life: new love, a riverfront home, security. Their love for one another is only multiplied when Sean’s eight-year-old son, Jason, visits on the weekends.

And then their perfect world shatters.

Jason goes missing.

When the boy turns up days later, he’s been so horribly abused he’s lost the power to speak. Immediately small town minds turn to the boy’s gay father and his lover as the likely culprits. What was a warm, welcoming community becomes a lynching party out for blood.

As Sean and Austin struggle to stay together amidst innuendo, the very real threat of Sean losing the son he loves emerges. Yet the true villain is much closer to home, intent on ensuring the boy’s muteness is permanent.

1st Edition published by ManLove Romance Press, 2009.

RATING:  Absolutely loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Blood & Gore, Child Abuse, Child Abuse (off page), Graphic Violence, Kidnapping, Murder, POV of Aggressor,POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rape, Underage

BUY LINKS: 

DSP Publications  | Amazon  

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). His novel, Raining Men, won the Rainbow Award for Best Contemporary General Fiction. Lambda Literary Review has called him, “a writer that doesn’t disappoint.” Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever “at work on another novel.”

Visit him on the web at http://www.rickrreed.com or athttp://rickrreedreality.blogspot.com/